ABSTRACT: The study aims at examining the use of radio in political participation in election with a focus on the Planet 101.1 FM, Atlantic 104.5 FM and AKBC 90.5 FM. The research adopted survey research method with 150 copies of questionnaires administered to 150 respondents who were drawn selected and 142 were retrieved. Simple random sampling technique was also adopted to select respondents. Data analysis of this research use frequency and percentage method. Responses from the respondents indicated that radio stations in Akwa Ibom played a very crucial role in political awareness, mobilization, education and in the entire political development especially during election in the state. It did educate and sensitize masses on various activities such as registration, how to handle voter’s card, what to wear during election, how to participate in politic It was recommended that broadcast media should be free from few influential politicians avoid turning the media into tools of propaganda.
“ROLE OF RADIO IN POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND MOBILIZATION IN ELECTION“
WHAT TO EXPECT: (Chapter 1-5, Abstract, Table of Contents, Questionnaire and References)